GOP Candidate: Equal Pay Laws Would Deter Businesses From Hiring Women
Because, I guess, hiring the candidate most qualified perform the work is never part of the equation. Maybe women should just volunteer to be sure they get to work at all.
A Republican Senate candidate from Oregon expressed her belief that businesses wouldn’t hire women if equal pay laws were implemented.
Monica Wehby said such legislation aimed at providing women the same opportunities as men would deny them careers.
“I would be concerned that it would make it more difficult for businesses to hire women because of the fear of lawsuits. They would tend to steer away. And I think that that’s an unintended consequence of laws like this that increase regulation and legislation,” she said Sunday during an interview with a local news station in Portland.
Senate Republicans in April rejected the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would have held employees responsible for wage discrimination against women and would have required the U.S. Department of Labor to collect wage data from supervisors. Wehby said she supports equality for women in the workplace, but thinks there are flaws in the bill.